Sixty-three years ago, Allied military forces stormed the beaches at Normandy, gaining the toe-hold on the continent that the Allies so desperately wanted. Over 150,000 participated that first day, and the Allied forces suffered 10,000 casualties, but it was a success and the turning-point for fighting in the European theater.
I am too young to remember D-Day, but the History Channel has some videos that can give you an idea of what it might have been like. You can view some videos here, and you can see the entire two-hour special of “D-Day: The Lost Evidence” on YouTube. Just click the “Play All Videos” button on the right.
All of Europe and America are in debt to the bravery and sacrifice of these men. They are heroes, each and every one.